Here is a sneak peek into my very own kitchen toolbox– my must haves, extra goodies and travel essentials. I’m almost certain that whatever utensils, tools and gadgets you have in your kitchen are ample. There is always a way to make do with what you have already - so no need to splurge unnecessarily. But if you can, it really is a big time saver when you have the right kitchen equipment.
Good quality Chef’s knife – a MUST in the kitchen
Wooden chopping board
Mason Jars – For storage
Spice jars with cork lids – I love using these to keep my spices fresh and beautifully displayed
Water filter – our tap water is often filled with nasty metals that are not so good for us. Placing a water purifier on your kitchen taps can help to cleanse the water and remove any impurities. Definitely a good buy if daily bottled spring water is a bit of a stretch on the budget
Silicon baking bread pan – perfect for making non-flour breads as the silicon prevents sticking and breakage
Silicon cupcake holders – these are great for sticky batters and are completely reusable and so colourful!
Blender – for all your smoothie needs! Some food processors come with interchangeable blades and can function as blenders too.
Coffee grinder – this can be used to grind nuts and seeds too so that you can make your own wheat free flours
Stainless steel cooking pot
Non-stick frying pan
Wok – so that your very large veggie stir fry doesn’t spill out of your normal sized pan
Stainless steel veggie steaming basket – to place in your cooking pot to prevent your veggies from being completely immersed in water (this causes all essential vitamins and minerals to leech out)
Spiralizer – amazing for making zucchini noodles
Bamboo basket – great for steaming veggies!
Mortar and Pestle
Herb Scissors – makes chopping herbs so much easier!
Tea strainer cup – two in one!
Juicer – pricey but brilliant to make fresh delicious juices
Milk frother – perfect for making chai almond milk lattes..yum!
Acti-fry Air fryer – I use this all the time to make just about anything! Makes the most perfect sweet potato / butternut / eggplant fries! Only a tiny bit of oil required!
Dehydrator – perfect for making kale chips
Ice-Cream Maker – from sorbets to healthy ice-cream alternatives this machines is the best for quick and easy frozen desserts!
Mason jars – you can put virtually anything in here!
Stainless steel lunch box
Glass water bottle
Infused water bottle
Lunch cooler box
Collapsible wooden square plates